The Speak My Language program is an initiative funded by the Commonwealth Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund Research and Innovation Grants 2017. It is proudly supported by ECCNSW and its primary partners ECCV, ECCQ (Diversicare) and our national broadcasting partners SBS and NEMBC.

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My Aged Care Resources
 
My Aged Care, established by the Australian Government, can help you find information about aged care services and what you need to do to receive them.
The Speak My Language Program encourages all our listeners to visit the
My Aged Care website and find information provided in your language.
Click here or call the My Aged Care helpline on 1800 200 422.
 
Did you know you can also contact TIS (Translating and Interpreting Service) on 131 450 and they can assist you in your language to speak to someone for My Aged Care.
Dementia Australia Resources
Dementia Australia is a unified, national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. Dementia can affect anyone, no matter their age or their ethnicity.
 
You can find Dementia Australia's translated resources by clicking here.
Dementia Australia has also released an informational video 'It's not a disgrace...it's dementia,' in twelve languages. Watch the video in Spanish, Arabic, Serbian, Ukrainian, Cambodian, Croatian, Assyrian, Vietnamese, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin or Hindi by clicking on your language and following the link. 
Other Dementia Australia videos in your language can be found here.
Carer Support Booklets by MCCI – Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra 
If you are a carer and you need more information about culturally appropriate care for older persons from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, then these MCCI booklets are for you.
Download a booklet in your language:
English     Arabic     Burmese     Greek     Italian     Portuguese     Spanish     Turkish     Vietnamese
                

Access and Support (A&S) in Victoria 
 
Do you need support at home to keep you independent? Do you have difficulty finding out about services or applying for the services due to English language or barrier to understand Australian support systems? The Access and Support (A&S) services provides short term free support for frail older people, people with a disability, and their carers, who: 
 
  • Need help to stay living at home
  • Have diverse needs or circumstances
  • Need help to access services
For more information, click here
Carers Guide
 

If you are a Carer, Ethnic Community Service provider or social support group, then you can use these resources with our radio podcasts to help clients understand the Aged Care system.

For more information about the strategies and experiences of being a carer, visit​ Carer's Australia or ring the National Carer Line phone number on 1800 242 636. One of the most important topics covered in Speak My Language is the My Aged Care system. This topic should be the first program and podcast covered, as it lays the foundations for understanding the aged care system and the secrets to living a long, healthy life.

When listening to the My Aged Care podcast with your client, family member or support group,

consider using the My Aged Care Resource Sheet  to guide you through the session.

Glossary of Terms

Click here to download and print a glossary of frequently used aged care terms.